- HIE Xchange
- Why Us
– Paper based | EHRs Exclusive Property of a Hospital or a Physician | Each Point of Care is Fragmented; Unaware Treating Physicians | Individual Treatment by Sites of care and by Specialty | Care Process is Slow and Cumbersome
– 18 Doctors in Lifetime; 15% Missed Diagnosis per Visit | Medical Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death
– Freeing all the data from among many different sources and healthcare systems does not exist as of date
– Mindset | Regulatory | Legal | Reimbursement | Welfare was best protected by following doctors’ orders | Patient & Family defacto Project Managers
– Information missing during visits – Lab results 45% – Letter/Dictations 39% – Radiology Results 28% – History and Physical exams 27% – Pathology Results 15% .
– Manual Data Entry – Duplication and Human errors.
– Missed billing charges due to desperate systems.
– Only 16 physicians to 10,000 patients in the Emirates.
– UAE will need 13,000 new doctors by 2014 .
– Shortage is as dramatic in the areas of nursing, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology and so forth
– Abu Dhabi & Dubai combined represent 68% .
– Lack of access to sub-specialists- 99% of the Doctors are Non-Nationals
– Expatriate professionals attrition rate does not allow for the trust to develop.
– Inconsistent licensing procedures for physicians,
– Antiquated and lengthy procurement regulations
– Inability to access medical information
– Inconsistencies in training standards
– Patient data whether on a proprietary EHR or on paper, is still trapped inside provider walls, and can’t sync up with other patient records elsewhere.
– Systems from different vendors are built, organized, and formatted in proprietary data sets without openness.
– Clinicians bureaucracy preventing data from being shared across systems.
– Increasing Lifestyle diseases.
– High Re-imbursements to Payors.
– Increase in Malpractice.
– Lack of Professionalism , Customer Services, Teamwork, Creativity.
– Lack of facilities & integration especially at the Government Hospitals.
– Quality Care & Patient Safety.
– Privacy & Data protection.
– Accreditation & Compliance Standards.
– Governance, Policies & Processes.